Bingham youth are exploring natural resources and environmental stewardship through the theme of community gardens and building a schoolyard natural area that serves as an outdoor classroom theme. Bingham students are working with school educators and community partners in creating a schoolyard rain garden with the goal of helping reduce water pollution in the local Thunder Bay River watershed. They have researched soil quality and which types of plants will thrive outside of their classroom. The students will be featuring plants native to Michigan inviting natural pollinators to visit the garden. Moreover, Bingham teachers and students hope this schoolyard rain garden will serve as a community model for establishing rain gardens, promoting responsible stewardship actions.